Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My water tub has sprung a little bit of a leak. Not bad, but still, it needs to be repaired. Bring the water up to just below a boil.
Then swish the headless turkey around in the water by the feet for about 30 seconds.
Start with the wing tips and the tail feathers while the bird is hot. They're much easier to pull out that way. Then work your way around the bird. The little quills are the worst. These birds were covered, with the season about to change, they're trying to get ready for winter too.
The injured one was the smallest of the three, and she wouldn't fit in my roasting pan. hmmm. I guess they were bigger than I thought. The other two took two big rice bags each, duct taped together, to cover. I'm going to have to do some shopping and see what I can find for storage bags. Wow. I didn't weigh these ones. we were half way through plucking when I remembered that I had planned to dig out my scale before we started. Definitely big!
Two in the freezer, one in the belly. Three we're keeping to breed. 12 to go.